The remains of the late lay leader Jeremiah Chukwujioke Muojama, have been laid to rest in his compound at Umueze village Neni in Anaocha Local Government Area.
The late Jeremiah Muojama, who passed on at the age of ninety-nine in defiance of tragic circumstances.
Correspondent, Daniel Ezeigwe was there and reports that as tributes poured in for the nonagenarian, said to have had bold and stoic belief in his Anglican faith, his defiance of death after losing his wife, a long-term partner of his, as well as two of his female children, was described as a daring approach to life.
Not only that, the late lay reader Jeremiah Muojama, a pioneer member of his home church, and the first and only Anglican family in his village, was said to have stood firm against years of stigmatization being a religious minority, perhaps earning him the nickname “Chi onye adighi n’izu”.
In an interview, his son, Dr Olisa Muojama, an associate professor at the University of Ibadan, said that his father was able to defy the ugly circumstances of life because of his philosophy about human existence, which believed that life is only but a transient process.
His first daughter, Mrs Joy Ekwenugo and another of his sons, Mr Agha Muojama, an Engineer said that their father set historical example with his astute commitment to God and faith in religious orientation.
A family relation Mr Uzoewulu Mgbemena said that the deceased lived a spotless life, and fought for his faith when it mattered most.
Earlier at a funeral service at Saint Thomas parish, Neni, the Archdeacon in the Cathedral Church of Saint Faith Awka, Venerable Samuel Okonkwo, noted that the beauty of life is Jesus Christ, stressing that death encapsulates the vanity of life; an inevitable call irrespective of ones status.
The Late Pa Jeremiah Muojama, was a popular community leader, devout Christian and first lay reader of Saint Thomas Parish, Neni.
The funeral was attended by relatives, friends, in-laws and sympathizers including the members of the Enukeme and Obianodo families of Neni, some members of the Rotary International, members of the Anglican mens fellowship of Saint Thomas Parish Neni led by Prince Chike Mgbemena among others.
There were condolences and dance displays.